15-year-old runaway sought



The Atascosa Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Danika Ashton Lopez, 15, is missing and is being considered a runaway.

She was last seen at Poteet High School on Friday, November 21 around 3:45 p.m.

Contact the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department at 830-769- 3434 or Heidi Search Center at 210-650-0428 or 1-800-547-4435 with any information on her whereabouts.

She may be traveling with a male companion in the Austin area.

According to the center, it is not a criminal offense to be a runaway, but it is a criminal offense to harbor a runaway and punishable under Texas law.

“But, being a runaway is a violation of the Texas Code as Delinquent Conduct,” Sheriff Soward added.

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